Claims Magazine-April 2006

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    Check out Claims' list of the newly appointed.

  • Check on Mechanic from Living Room?

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    When a customer logs onto the site, he will find an explanation and regularly updated digital photos of his vehicle's repair progress.

  • Claims from Across the Pond

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    Norwich Union, one of the United Kingdom's largest insurance companies, has revealed some of the unique reasons its customers make a claim.

  • Fraud Focus: Pulling a Fast One Earns Four

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    Richard Farber, 32, admitted that he stole more than $2,000 in 2003 by breaking the requirements on an insurance policy following a burglary at his house.

  • Catastrophe Savings Program Proposed

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    A program that would allow homeowners to set aside money tax-free in anticipation of catastrophe damage was introduced last month by Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.).

  • Showdown Looms for NFIP

    staff Writer

    Recent statements from Massachusetts House Representative Barney Frank indicate a possible showdown over the National Flood Insurance Program could be looming come spring.

  • Aftermarket Parts Lawsuit Ends Unceremoniously

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    A national class-action lawsuit that stretched back to 1997 came to an end recently when the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition of Michael E. Avery, et al in their suit against State Farm.

  • 'Tis the Season ... To Be Audited

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    As the federal government prepares to audit taxpayers across the nation, CCH Insurance Services is giving insurance companies some advice about market conduct exams.

  • Tinker to Evers to Chance

    Bruce Hillman, JD

    Hurricane, wind, water, and flood damage questions continue to come into FC&S. We continue to be amazed at the staggering losses.

  • The Bo Peep Factor

    Ken Brownlee

    Warning of a hazard is great, but eliminating it is far better.

  • Tsunami Program Implemented

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    Hawaii is the first state to have all of its counties adopt the National Weather Services' TsunamiReady and StormReady programs.

  • ISO Releases Loss-Reserving Tool

    staff Writer

    Insurance Services Office has developed a loss-reserving tool that enables insurers to set loss reserves more accurately.

  • ASA Opposes Parts Bill

    staff Writer

    A bill introduced in California that would regulate the use of replacement crash parts by creating a parts certification system is being opposed by the Automotive Service Association.

  • E-Therm Offers Mold Remediation

    staff Writer

    E-Therm, an environmental remediation company, has developed a heat process called ThermaPure, which aids in the remediation of mold growth in buildings and residences.

  • Managing Mold on the Monet

    James Swope

    The hurricanes of the past two years have created some serious challenges for owners of fine artworks and those who insure them.

  • The Next Generation of Fraud Fighting

    David J. Rioux

    The stereotypical insurance fraud finder, hiding in the bushes with camcorder in hand, has not yet been replaced, but his job is becoming more sophisticated.

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